Area contractor facing more fraud charges

An area contractor is facing more charges following four investigations by police.

According to the OPP, officers received a complaint regarding a possible fraud on Nov. 4, 2020.

“The victim reported that he had completed work for a contractor and that he was paid with a cheque which he believed to be fraudulent,” reads a media release.

Another complaint involving the same contractor was made within a week, police said.

“It was reported that a contract had been negotiated for a construction job, for which a deposit was paid, but no work was completed,” reads a media release.

In early Feburary of this year, officers from the Orillia Crime Unit began an investigation involving the same individual who allegedly used fraudulent information to obtain a loan from a financial institution.

Later that month, police say officers from the Southern Georgian Bay detachment began a fraud investigation involving an alleged agreement with the contractor for an addition on a cottage, for which a deposit was paid, but the work was never completed.

Scott Eisemann, 51, of Orillia, has charged with three counts of fraud over $5,000, as well as one count of obtaining by false pretence – over $5,000 and obtaining by false pretence – under $5,000.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 11.

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